Stephen Webster, a photographer and photo illustrator based in Columbus, OH, who, for his own amusement and that of others, photographs cheap plastic toys in fake exotic settings and very important people. Lately his pictures have started to move at times. Besides his assignment work, Stephen also teaches and lectures often.
His mom is quite proud of him.
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The Unportfolio A sampling of nearly two decades of playful image making that Photo District News once described as resembling “a head on collision between René Magritte, a View Master, and the Brady Bunch.
Beginning as mere composition studies created in his tiny bedroom, these ridiculous images helped launch the career of photo illustrator, Stephen Webster. Using toys as metaphors, this imagery has been called upon to teach you how to invest your money, make you immortal, editorialize sex positions, and even launch a television network, but always with sly wink of Stephen and a smile on the viewers face.
Business Issues A collection of images created as an anti-thesis to motivational posters. Inspired by an uninspiring corporate culture where paranoia and oppression rule, these images have been created to illustrate the existence in the life, but in a humorous way. View a gallery of the Business Issues here.